Kyle Klinksiek will be challenging incumbent Jay Urdahl for the District 1 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat.
Klinksiek, a 42 year-old truck driver, is running as an Independent.
Today via phone, Klinksiek said “It’s time for a change.” He said Urdahl has been in office “long enough. Twenty-four years, that’s a long time.”
Klinksiek pointed to the condition of the North Iowa Fairgrounds as an example of Urdahl’s time as a Supervisor. “The place is in bad shape, all under his watch.”
Klinksiek also said today he would have “no problem” engaging in an NIT-sponsored debate with Urdahl that would be video-taped and shared on Youtube. “I’m fine with that, set it up,” he said.
Urdahl will be on the ballot as a Democrat, but he has sought campaign help and contributions from staunch Republicans.
Urdahl approached Dr. Gary Blodgett of Clear Lake for help in raising funds for his re-election campaign some months ago. Dr. Blodgett obliged and wrote a fundraising letter which was mailed out to several dozen potential donors. This despite the fact that the Urdahl campaign had over $15,000 already on hand.
Klinksiek said he doesn’t want any contributions.
“I’m doing this all on my own,” he explained.
Klinksiek invited anyone with questions to call him at 641-420-9715 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.